Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population 2021

Santa Fe County, New Mexico's estimated population is 151,552 with a growth rate of 0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Fe County, New Mexico is the 4th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 144,522 and has seen a growth of 4.86% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021151,5525970.40%
2020150,9555970.40%
2019150,3585970.40%
2018149,7612700.18%
2017149,4917330.49%
2016148,7586600.45%
2015148,0983160.21%
2014147,7823170.21%
2013147,4657430.51%
2012146,7228750.60%
2011145,8471,3250.92%
2010144,52245,59446.09%
199098,92823,56831.27%
198075,36021,60440.19%
197053,7568,78619.54%
196044,9706,81717.87%
195038,1537,32723.77%
194030,82611,25957.54%
193019,5674,53730.19%
192015,0302601.76%
191014,7701120.76%
190014,6581,0968.08%
189013,5622,69524.80%
188010,8671,16812.04%
18709,6991,58519.53%
18608,1144015.20%
18507,7130.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.40%
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Founded
1852
County Seat
2010 Population
144,522
Growth Since 2010
4.86%
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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White125,09083.79%
Some Other Race11,6177.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,8503.25%
Two or More Races4,1092.75%
Asian1,8891.27%
Black or African American1,5741.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1640.11%
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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population by Race

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population Pyramid $2021

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Median Age

46.3


Total

44.7


Male

48.3


Female

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Adults

There are 121,803 adults, (34,538 of whom are seniors) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

76,913

51.52%

Male

72,380

48.48%

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population by Age

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All70.9%29.1%
Female62.4%37.6%
Non Family61.1%38.9%
Male58.2%41.8%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,9212.3670.9
Married26,5242.9683.9
Non Family25,1431.2461.1
Female7,4693.5862.4
Male2,7853.5258.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7345.17%
9th to 12th Grade6,0795.49%
High School Graduate24,72222.31%
Some College21,45219.36%
Associates Degree7,3426.63%
Bachelors Degree22,62420.42%
Graduate Degree22,85120.62%
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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White55,29054,17533,965
Hispanic49,40139,0458,707
Other Race7,8585,407878
Native American3,1332,902594
2+ Races2,6712,4071,130
Asian1,4901,4391,151
Black953888464
Islander7373

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.25%.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,758$40,927$33,388
Less Than 9th Grade$26,303$28,498$23,044
High School Graduate$29,711$31,788$26,479
Some College$35,013$39,860$31,354
Bachelors Degree$45,338$50,054$42,723
Graduate Degree$62,200$75,291$53,524

$37,758

Average Earnings

$40,927

Average Male

$33,388

Average Female

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language

66.13% of Santa Fe County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 33.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.94% of the population.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,05711,73115.63%
White63,0825,8399.26%
Other10,9012,13119.55%
Native4,71992419.58%
Multiple4,02763015.64%
Black1,43727919.42%
Asian1,779713.99%

12.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico is Native, with 19.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico is Asian, with 3.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.33%.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.53%
High School13.71%
Some College11.98%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.12%
Male Unemployed27.06%
Female Employed6.71%
Male Employed5.83%

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,200$88,441
Families$73,098$105,343
Married Families$91,167$123,195
Non Families$42,725$60,349
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Income by Household Type

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status

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9,715

Number of Veterans

8,816

Male Veterans

899

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,895
First Gulf War1,626
Second Gulf War1,085
Korea731
World War II454

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,026
75+2,692
35 to 541,977
55 to 641,637
18 to 34383

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,4848.23%
Hispanic3,5296.22%
Other Race4835.28%
Native American2807.48%
2+ Races2327.98%
Black11510.02%
Asian674.08%
Islander5470.13%

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.68%

Born in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

88.01%

Native Born

11.99%

Foreign Born

7.89%

Non Citizen

4.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.01% of Santa Fe County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 46.68% having been born in New Mexico. 7.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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